Effects of Agriculture on The Environment

Effects of Agriculture on The Environment

Negative Effects of Agriculture on the Environment

Industrial Impact, Land use change, Land degradation, Agricultural changes, Agricultural expansion, Resource depletion, Water pollution, Emissions, Pollution, Disaster, Population growth, Urbanization

Positive Effects of Agriculture on the Environment:

Replacing carbon dioxide with plant and soil chemistry fertilizer, reducing the amount of fertilizer required in industrial agriculture, creating a cleaner and more productive food production system. Promoting farming as a way of life, returning to land that has been contaminated by industrial agriculture, creating a cleaner and more prosperous environment

Effects of Agriculture on The Environment

Eliminating agricultural pollution benefits the environment

Approximately 10% of industrial emissions occur on agriculture land, compared to about 80% on non-agricultural land. Closure of every factory and industry will substantially reduce industrial emissions. Absence of agriculture in cities will increase the time and intensity of urbanisation, therefore altering the distribution of population. Establishment of agriculture-rich regions in industrial regions can ensure a better relationship between agriculture and environmental protection. Processing and reuse of industrial waste products would greatly reduce environmental degradation from factories and factories close to residential areas.

Surface water pollution would reduce.

Within 30 years, the reduction in urban temperatures, the land area affected by agricultural intensification, and the elimination of agricultural expansion would bring about a significant reduction in overall emissions.

Effect of Industrial Emissions on Agricultural Production

About 90% of agricultural production comes from natural soil nutrients. Improving agricultural productivity is made possible by fertilizers, agrochemicals, farm machinery, soil nutrients, and agriculture extension services. Coal plants are a major cause of environmental degradation. Reducing their emissions will reduce agricultural emissions. All agricultural farms need access to basic agricultural equipment, equipment that allows the farmer to provide good quality fertilizers to his crops. Agricultural emissions are similar to industrial emissions, however agricultural emissions include nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compounds.

Agricultural emissions come from fertilizers, sewage, emissions from sewage treatment plants, soil erosion, chemicals from fertilizers and other farming chemicals, pesticides and fungicides, animal manure, fertilizers, and insects and fish mortality. Regulations limit emissions, and much of agricultural emissions can be regulated in industrial areas. Commercial farming depends on heavy fertilization, which increases pollution. Agricultural production in the EU has recently been lowered to meet European emission standards, reducing natural nitrogen and phosphorous fertilization and decreasing agricultural emissions. Reducing emissions from agricultural production will have positive impacts on the environment and agriculture. Reducing agriculture emissions to a level where environmental damage from agriculture can be reduced will positively affect farming and agriculture in general.

Effects of Water Pollution and Agriculture on The Environment

About half of agricultural emissions are water pollution, due to nitrogen fertilizers and pesticides, as well as odour emissions from livestock. Increasing manure and fertilizers could decrease agricultural emissions. Many pesticides are toxic to soil, air, and water. Industrial farming has had significant effects on water pollution, resulting from fertilizer and pesticide use. Emissions from transport and electricity are partly responsible for the high concentration of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere.

Agricultural emissions have negative effects on the environment in terms of soil degradation, dust, nitrogen oxide, greenhouse gas emissions, and water pollution. Agricultural emissions affect the atmosphere and increase the concentration of greenhouse gases. Increased agricultural emissions could negatively affect agriculture and the environment.

The effects of negative environmental impacts from agriculture have been observed in the United States, Canada, South America, Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

Agricultural emissions result from the increased use of fertilizers, pesticides, and soil amendments. An estimated 2% of global emissions from agriculture can be attributed to agriculture, making it the largest single sector contributing to emissions. Agricultural emissions reduce the availability of water to sustain terrestrial vegetation and aquatic life, increase emissions from atmospheric and surface water pollutants, and reduce natural carbon uptake through the reduction of soil organic carbon.

Concerns about agriculture’s negative effects on environment have been raised by some environmental experts and agronomists.

For example, agricultural production is subject to environmental impacts such as surface soil erosion and contamination of surface water by agricultural fertilizers and pesticides. Agricultural production uses many common agricultural chemicals to achieve agricultural productivity.These chemicals have been found to negatively affect many aspects of the environment.

The negative effects of agricultural chemicals are greater than those of traditional organic and conventional chemical pesticides, increasing up to tenfold the number of environmental impacts of agricultural chemicals.Agricultural pesticides disrupt the bacterial and fungal balance in the soil and water, which results in reduced water quality, depleted plant and wildlife populations, and increased soil erosion and damage to plant life. Agricultural production also consumes vast amounts of water to produce the necessary fertilizers and chemicals for plant growth, resulting in a large quantity of agricultural runoff into surface water resources. Both agricultural and synthetic chemical inputs to the environment can be problematic, and both may create negative impacts on land and water, depending on their specific form and environmental conditions.

The severity of the environmental effects can be summarized by the Environmental Impacts Measure of the National Academies of Science.

Environmental impacts measured as “Positive Effects” include those that have positive effects such as increasing plant growth and strengthening the root system.

Environmental impacts measured as “Negative Effects” include those that have a negative effect on the environment, such as reducing plant growth or harming the environment.

The environmental effects caused by the environmental effects of agricultural chemicals can be avoided through an increase in agriculture's use of organic fertilizers, reduced use of synthetic chemical fertilizers, and a reduction in the use of pesticides.

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